UC Berkeley (Biological Sciences)
I have many years of experience tutoring math. I began as a StudyZone tutor for the King County Library System where I helped elementary and middle school students with their math homework, and taught them concepts that allowed them to complete their assignments. I have prepared students to pass the math section of the gifted program test in the Bellevue School District (BSD), and I am very familiar of the BSD math curriculum.
Since then I have been a freelance math tutor for three years, working with elementary and middle school students. I love tutoring, especially math, because it is my favorite and strongest subject, and I enjoy being able to share my knowledge with students in order to help them do their homework or prepare for a test. Tutoring is also very rewarding for me as I see my students improve and gain the confidence to learn complex concepts and successfully apply them in solving challenging problems.
I am a newly admitted student to UC Berkeley because of my strong background and accomplishments in math and science. I completed the AP Calculus course in my junior year of high school and received the highest score of 5 on the AP Calculus AB test. In my senior year, I completed the Advanced Calculus course and was the Secretary of our school's Math Honor Society. I have a 4.0 GPA in all of my math classes. I scored 770 on both the math section of the SAT and on the SAT Math Level 2 Subject Test, and 35 on the math section of the ACT. I participated in the Washington State Mathematics Council Math Olympiad competition in 2010 and 2013, earning two medals and a ribbon.
I am very patient and I love working with kids. I can clearly explain the procedure to solve many types of math problems, and make it easy for students for comprehend. My tutoring approach is to teach kids the concepts necessary to understand and complete a problem, working through it with them step-by-step, and then having them try to solve similar problems on their own. I encourage students to ask questions in order for me to gain an understanding of what they need to work on.
My schedule is flexible and I am very devoted to all things associated with math. Please contact me if you would like to learn more about my tutoring services. I have many years of experience tutoring math. I began as a StudyZone tutor for the King County Library System where I helped elementary and middle school students with their math homework, and taught them concepts that allowed them to complete their assignments. I have prepared students to pass the math section of the gifted program test in the
Belle has done such a great job connecting with my middleschooler. My daughter looks forward to each session and feels positive and empowered every time a session ends. Would highly recommend Belle to anyone looking for a great math tutor this summer.
Belle surely has experience tutoring middle school students. She was able to efficiently help my child finish WAMAP in Geometry in an hour. I plan to have her work my child in the summer and would definitely recommend her to other parents whose children need tutoring help in math.
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I find elementary math the most fun subject to teach, not only because I love working with young kids, but also because it is the easiest to explain. I am very patient in teaching students the basics of all math because I want them to understand addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, etc. These are the skills absolutely necessary in building math knowledge and it is through these basics that a student can continue to thrive in his or her math class.
I took Geometry in 8th grade but still remember it very clearly. The hardest part about geometry is that it involves lots of memorization of theorems, postulates, and formulas involving 3-D shapes. However, when teaching a student, I prefer not to make them merely know everything by heart, but instead match a theorem or a surface area question logically to each concept. This allows the student to comprehend the topics and makes it a lot easier to succeed in homework assignments, tests, and just in the class in general.
Algebra is my strongest math subject. Algebra I and Algebra II were my favorite classes because it came to me very easily. I also find it pretty straightforward to explain and teach students how to derive algebraic problems because I believe that once you understand how to do one problem, you can do all of them. The most difficult part of algebra is that it involves numbers and letters, which is why I help students see that these letters actually represent numbers that need to be solved. Prealgebra is also really good for preparing students for Algebra I and Algebra II because it teaches the basic concepts that can help push a student to be ahead.
I believe that Trigonemtry is one of the most important subjects, and students must know it for Calculus classes and beyond. I learned Trigonometry in Algebra II and have also used it in my Precalculus and AP Calculus AB classes. I found that some of the key concepts involving Trigonometry are the unit circle, and knowing what sine, cosine, and tangent are in relation to triangles, angles, and side lengths.